Dr. Sithisarn canoeing and holding her camera
July 20, 2023

When Thitinart Sithisarn, MD, PhD, is not taking care of babies in Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH) or teaching future physicians at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, she can be found out in nature hiking, canoeing, or walking trails across the Commonwealth.

Photo of students working in garden
July 20, 2023

Goodness is growing at the Kentucky Clinic.

University of Kentucky College of Medicine student Mara Atherton was working a shift at the clinic when she noticed a couple of raised planters on the patio. As an avid gardener herself, they piqued her curiosity.

Lab worker using a pipette
July 19, 2023

A University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center research team identified an existing cancer drug that shows promise as a treatment for the most common type of non-small cell lung cancer.

A purple filtered image of a diabetic person checking their blood sugar.
July 18, 2023

A new study conducted by a group of researchers, including the interim executive director of the University of Kentucky Center for Research on Violence Against Women (CRVAW), has found that people who experience interpersonal violence or child abuse face a more than 20% increased risk of developing diabetes. 

Namrata kneeling on the ground at a project site.
July 17, 2023

Originally from India, Namrata Anand now calls Lexington and the University of Kentucky home. A postdoctoral scholar in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Anand is part of a team conducting research into potential life-saving treatments for bone cancer. This rare type of cancer is most likely to affect those younger than 20 years old.

Comprehensive Vascular Clinic consolidates several vascular and surgical services into one location to provide greater patient-centered care.
July 17, 2023

Today, the UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute announces the opening of the new Comprehensive Vascular Clinic in UK HealthCare’s Kentucky Clinic.

SBCoA director Linda J. Van Eldik, Ph.D., on March 14, 2019. Mark Cornelison
July 17, 2023

A recent study from the lab of the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Director Linda Van Eldik, Ph.D., has been published in PLOS ONE. The work centers around the idea that various anti-inflammatory drugs could be effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This study focused on a protein known as p38.

Logos for UK HealthCare and Norton HealthCare
July 16, 2023

The UK HealthCare/Norton Healthcare – Stroke Care Network (SCN) is announcing its 37th affiliate. Paintsville ARH joins the network, expanding access to high-quality stroke care in Eastern Kentucky. With the addition of Paintsville, all Appalachian Regional Healthcare (ARH) hospitals are now affiliates o

Headshot of Dr. Na'Tasha Evans
July 14, 2023

Na’Tasha Evans, PhD, MEd, is a researcher, published author, champion for female empowerment, and our new vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Learn more about her goals, her past work, and more in the following Q&A.

Kent Lewis at the Barbasol Championship
July 14, 2023

Staff member Kent Lewis, MDiv, was amid the action as an annual professional golf event made its return to Kentucky this summer.  

Dr. Haley Wehder
July 14, 2023

Haley Wehder, MD, loved birthday parties. So much so, that after only one year of knowing resident Conor Malloy, MD, she threw an elaborate surprise party for his wife.

Photo of Sanders-Brown Clinic
July 12, 2023

On July 6, 2023, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted full approval to lecanemab, marketed as Leqembi, for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

July 10, 2023

A new program beginning this fall at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine will provide opportunities for recent college graduates interested in research, who may not have had the resources to pursue it.

Brittany Levy
July 7, 2023

Brittany Levy, MD, was recently appointed to a committee within the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Her new role will allow her to help improve the clinical learning environment for graduate medical trainees across the country.

Photo of Dr. Griffith
July 7, 2023

Charles “Chipper” Griffith III, MD, has been named dean of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. 

Pending approval from the Board of Trustees, Griffith will begin his appointment July 15, 2023. He has served as acting dean of the college since July 2021. 

Cristina Rivera-Ramirez doing a mock splint on Maddie Duff.
July 5, 2023

Standing before a classroom of college juniors, orthopaedics resident Cristina Rivera-Ramirez, MD, skillfully interpreted an X-ray of a distal radius fracture in a patient’s arm. The next step was to reveal how to treat it. By the time she got out the supplies to demonstrate making a splint, students were at the edge of their seats, ready to volunteer.

medical student hugging her family member celebrating match day
July 3, 2023

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Photo of Dr. Tibbs
July 3, 2023

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future,” said William Murtagh, first keeper of the National Register of Historic Places.

Faculty at the promotion ceremony
June 30, 2023

Congratulations to the following basic science and clinical faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine! These individuals were honored with promotions and tenure in fiscal year 2023.

Names are organized alphabetically by department.

START program participants
June 30, 2023

The University of Kentucky STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program recently closed out its summer session, with START Apprentices gaining tremendous insight into research careers and higher education.